The NBOME core competencies for licensure highlight information literacy. A few examples are:
Many students routinely rely on Wikipedia and other unvetted (unexamined, unevaluated) web sites for information. This guide was developed at faculty request because, "Wikipedia doesn't cut it anymore."
It's purpose is twofold: 1) to introduce you to quality, peer-reviewed information resources licensed by the PCOM Library for your use, and
2) to promote development of your information literacy skills and expertise.
Usefulness of information = (Relevance) x (Validity)
Research expertise requires an understanding of:
Review the contents of this guide, including search tutorials. Efficient search skills are essential tools for targeting information retrieval, finding the best information with the least amount of effort, and saving you time.
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